The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is advising motorists that work to remove and trim trees is under way on Route 879 in Clearfield County.
For the next six to eight weeks, crews will be working on Route 879 between Bald Hill Station and Deer Creek roads. The goal of this project is to remove and trim trees in the department’s right-of-way along this section of roadway and increase motorist safety.
Tree trimming will provide “daylighting” to the roadway, allowing sunlight to speed snow and ice melt during winter months. Trimming and tree removal will also enhance sight distance at some locations and lessen the potential for old and dead trees to fall onto the road.
Motorists could encounter short delays as roadway flaggers enforce an alternating traffic pattern on this operation. Drivers should remain alert for flaggers and stopped or slowed traffic.
All work will be done during daylight hours and is weather dependent. Sajack’s Tree Service of Coalport is the contractor for this job.
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